Foundation in Arts Malaysia | KDU Penang University College

Foundation in Arts Malaysia | KDU Penang University College

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Foundation Course In Malaysia

The Foundation programme equips students with the necessary fundamental knowledge to pursue their university studies.  This flexible programme ensures students are grounded with a strong grasp of core subjects, as well as a variety of other subjects to give them a broad-based educational platform. It also helps them to explore new methods and ideas, as well as skills and concepts, to encourage independent and critical thinking.
The Foundation in Arts is a one-year programme that provides students with 4 main areas of specialization:Note: The academic quality of this foundation programme will enable students to seamlessly move into any undergraduate degree programme with KDU Penang University College.
Programme Structure
12 months (3 semesters)
KDU Penang University College
  • Computer Application
  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Computing and IT
  • Business Statistics
  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Advanced English Course
  • Economics
  • Principles of Management
(Business and Accountancy Domain)
• Introduction to Accounting
• Introduction to Business
• Introduction to Finance and Banking
• Principles of Marketing
(Mass Communication Domain)
• Introduction to Mass Communication
• Public Speaking Skills
• Principles of Advertising
• Principles of Public Relations
(Design Domain)
• Basic 2D/3D Design
• Color Theory
• Digital Composition
• Drawing and Painting
(Hospitality Domain)
• Theory of Food
• Food Sanitation and Safety
• Culture and Heritage
• Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Industry
• Nutrition and Health

  • Ethics and Moral 1
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Local Students) or Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Oral Communication 1 (Local students with a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) or Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Local students without a credit in SPM or other equivalent programmes in Bahasa Melayu)
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
  • 14 Jan 2019
  • 8 April 2019
  • 26 August 2019

  • RM13,290
  • RM19,540 
Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.
Entry Requirements
Academic QualificationMinimum Entry Requirement
SPM / GCE 'O' Level5 Credits
UEC3 Credits (Min B6)
Local StudentPass in English at SPM level or equivalent
International Student
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34);  or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3
Articulation Partners
University of Lincoln
University of Limerick, Ireland
Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
Keele University
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak campus)
The University of Adelaide, Australia
University of Otago, New Zealand